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Problems as Possibilities: Problem-Based Learning for K-16 Education

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We're all learners on life's journey, and often the messy problems we encounter present us with the best education. Researchers are finding that the same concept holds true for students in our classrooms.

Problem-based learning (PBL) is an authentic, experiential form of learning centered around the collaborative investigation and resolution of real-world problems. In PBL,

Paperback, 129 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
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Jun 30, 2015 Travis rated it really liked it
Problem-based learning is a pedagogical venture that I wish to incorporate more in my classroom next school year. Torp & Sage's book is helpful and enlightening. I would recommend it to any educator who wishes to give depth to any content-area study.
Jul 15, 2010 Jeff rated it it was amazing
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Problems as Possibilities is the clearest articulation of a wholistic constructivist approach to education that I have read. Building on the foundations of John Dewey, Bloom's taxonomy and Understanding by Design, Torp and Sage lay out an instructional approach built around ill-structured problems in clear and concise language with lots of concrete examples that make it accessible as a practical tool. That is to say it would be easy to use this book as a guide to developing problem-based learnin ...more
Jun 24, 2013 Dara rated it liked it
I'm excited to delve into more problem-based learning in my classroom. I wish this book had more humanities examples, but there's a pretty good resource section in the back, so I'm hoping I can use that to find more examples of PBL in action in my content/grade level.
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